When first looking for a Rhinoplasty surgeon or nose specialist, you should ask yourself these three questions:
Credibility comes in lots of forms, from qualifications, proof of skill and even referrals from friends and friends of friends. Doing your research is important as many of us have heard about cosmetic botch jobs performed by people who are not trained professionally, or who do not have the expertise, certification or a legitimate doctorate.
The biggest thing when looking for qualifications is seeing if they are board-certified. Board certifications mean that your surgeon is a specialist and has met the nationally recognised standards for education, knowledge, experience, and skills needed to perform Plastic Surgery.
Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD FACS is our Rhinoplasty specialist at 111 Harley St. and is a triple board-certified Plastic Surgeon. He’s a member of the following boards:
Proof of skill is the other thing to look for, this can largely be demonstrated through their Rhinoplasty before and after photographs, along with Plastic Surgery reviews they have on platforms such as TrustPilot, RealSelf and Doctify.
While experience not always correlate directly with ability, it’s always reassuring to know your doctor regulary performs nose jobs, from Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty, to Nose Tip Refinement, to Asian Rhinoplasty – whatever the type or surgery you desire. Practice makes perfect after all…
While Rhinoplasties have transformative effects, it’s important to discuss your expectations with your chosen Plastic Surgeon so you can get the most of out of your surgery.
Managing our patients’ expectations means you’ll come out of the surgery feeling happy with the results. We use a 3D Simulator so you can see what Dr Yannis plans to do to help you meet your goals.
When was your last Rhinoplasty procedure?
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How many revisions have you had to perform and why?
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Are my expectations realistic and what kind of results can I hope to achieve?
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As the nose sits centrally on the face, it is often the first thing we look at when meeting somebody new or looking at a face in general, which is why Dr Yannis specialises in this type of surgery. Knowing the large role the nose plays in achieving a harmonious facial aesthetic and ratio, Dr Yannis will be able to expertly analyse your appearance and outline the best course of action to achieve your ideal shape, projection and profile.
The operation usually requires general anaesthesia but we can also offer local anaesthesia for minor procedures such as Tip Refinement. Depending on your needs, the surgical approach will vary. This might include:
Keep reading to learn more about the types of Rhinoplasty.
✍ Alar Reduction: Changes to the width and base of the nose and nostrils.
✍ Atraumatic: Causes no trauma to the bone.
✍ Augmentation Rhinoplasty: Also known as nose correction surgery, this involves surgically altering the nose to improve the shape.
✍ Deviated Septum: When the cartilage that separates the nostrils is misaligned.
✍ Dorsum: The bridge of the nose.
✍ Dorsal Hump: A bump on the bridge of the nose.
✍ Lateral: Anatomical term meaning the side of the nose.
✍ Nasal Grafts: A type of natural structure made from cartilage to provide additional support.
✍ Nasal Tip: The most prominent and visible part of the nose.
✍ Nasal Valve Collapse: Collapse of the nostril(s) and alar tissues.
✍ Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: A non-surgical option using strategically placed injectables, these are performed by our Aesthetic Doctor, Dr Ivona and have shorter-term results.
✍ Open and Closed Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty techniques. A Closed technique involves making incisions inside the nostrils for surgery. An Open Rhinoplasty means the surgeon will make a discreet incision across the septum allowing access for the procedure.
✍ Piezo: An ultrasonic tool used by the surgeon allowing greater precision.
✍ Posterior: Toward the back (opposite is anterior).
✍ Post Trauma Rhinoplasty: A procedure performed to the nose where there has been damage previously, often addresses changes to the shape or asymmetry.
✍ Preservation Rhinoplasty: A surgical technique that preserves as much of the natural structure of the nose as possible whilst achieving the patient’s surgical goals.
✍ Projection: How far the nose extends away from the plane of the face.
✍ Septorhinoplasty: Reshapes our nose and your septum (the cartilage that divides the two nostrils inside the nose). Can also improve breathing difficulties.
✍ Splint: A rigid supporting dressing used following Rhinoplasty surgery to help maintain the desired shape during the healing process.
✍ Tip Refinement: Surgical procedure that alters the size and shape of the lower third of the nose.
An Open / Closed Rhinoplasty is a type of Rhinoplasty technique that Dr Yannis uses.
These are two common types of Rhinoplasty, a Reduction Rhinoplasty is a traditional Rhinoplasty that involves Dr Yannis reducing the projection of the nose which is ideal for hooked noses, or a nose that overwhelms your other facial features.
A Tip Refinement is a minor procedure that is ideal for those who aren’t looking for a full Rhinoplasty, or the downtime that comes with it, but are unhappy with the tip of their nose, which is often the most visible area of the nose. A Tip Refinement procedure can be performed in around 30-60 minutes, under local aesthetic, which means you’ll be awake throughout, but the area itself will be numbed.
A Septorhinoplasty is more suited for those with an asymmetric, or wonky nasal bridge. It can also be used to correct a deviated septum – which is the medical term for when the thin wall that separates your right and left nasal passages — is displaced to one side.
The surgery is just one part of the Rhinoplasty process, you can’t forget about before and after your operation and who will be there to guide you through how to best prepare your skin for its transformation.
Our Surgical Team on at our Harley Street clinic is small but amazing.
Your journey will begin with Abi – Abi’s our Head of Surgical Department, and following your consultation with our Plastic Surgeon, you’ll meet with her, where she’ll inform you of the full process with her high levels of medical expertise. Chloe, our Admin Co-Ordinator, will then facilitate your journey and future appointments.
Zuzana is our Surgical Nurse who understands how nerve-wracking surgery can be, and will do everything she can to put you at ease and help enhance your skin post-surgery to help minimise scarring so you can enjoy your results faster.
Our aftercare program is completely bespoke, no post-operative care plan is the same, in the same way no Rhinoplasty is the same – but one element that never changes is our patient promise and our whole team being dedicated to helping you achieve the best results and the best experience. We also promise that in the unlikely circumstances that you require revision surgery, this will be carried out free of charge too.
Call to discuss Rhinoplasty costs on 0344 692 1111.Call us now
Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD FACS is the Founder and Surgical Director of 111 Harley St.
An American and European board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr Yannis established the clinic in 2001. For almost two decades, 111 Harley St. has remained at the forefront of aesthetic innovation due to Dr Yannis’s tireless approach to medical excellence.
While well-versed across all surgical practices, Dr Yannis is world-renowned for his facial surgeries including, Rhinoplasty and Facelifts, having pioneered the latter into his signature ‘Y-Facelift’ technique.Learn More
Abi Ali is our Head Of Surgical Department
With over 10 years of experience, Abi has worked with some of the prestigious doctors on Harley St. As a Head Of Surgical Department she is exqusite in patient relations, she carries out surgical consultations, arranges procedures, and ensures that patients are prepped and ready for surgery.Learn more
Chloe Bruton is our Admin Coordinator
As an Admin Coordinator at 111 Harley St., Chloe is the daily and trusted support running the surgical department.
Since 2012, Chloe is a committed, hard-working and integral part of the team as she always strives for optimal patient service and satisfaction. Organised and highly efficient, Chloe is the daily support at the clinic for any surgical appointments and operations.Learn more
Zuzana Pavlovska is our Surgical Nurse
Completing her nursing studies in 2000 and working as registered Nurse in the UK since 2008, Zuzana has gone to be a stellar Surgical Nurse for a range of practitioners in Harley St. before joining 111 Harley St. With an eye for detail, knowledge, and practice in injectables, combined with her calm yet reassuring demeanour – Zuzana works closely with all surgical and non-surgical experts as well as patients for the smoothest of treatments.